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IRS to monitor Facebook, Twitter for tax cheats

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IRS to monitor Facebook, Twitter for tax cheats

Is the IRS about to get too close for comfort? New reports brought to light by one privacy and data security expert suggest that this tax filing season the Internal Revenue Service may be monitoring social media for any clues of tax cheats.

According to Kristen Mathews, a partner attorney at law firm Proskauer Rose LLP who specializes in privacy and data security, there are reports that the IRS will be checking into individual Facebook and Twitter accounts for improprieties.

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Kim Dotcom judge quits after calling US 'the enemy'

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Kim Dotcom judge quits after calling US 'the enemy'

New Zealand Judge David Harvey has stepped down from the Kim Dotcom trial after making remarks that could cast doubt on his impartiality. Harvey was to oversee the extradition case against the internet entrepreneur, who is wanted by the US.

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Examples of Government Hacking its own Citizens -- TEDTalks

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This video entitled, "Mikko Hypponen: Three types of online attack" is really about the 3rd type of attack... governments hacking their own citizens citing specific instances.

Start at 4:15. In the closing he says, "This is not a question of privacy against security, it is a question of freedom against control. And while we might trust our government right now... any right we give away will be given away for good."

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Massachusetts' New Political Party: Pirates

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Massachusetts' New Political Party: Pirates

Pirate Party now accepted as a political designation

(Newser) – Avast there, Massachusetts voters! A’fore ye register f’r some lilly-livered party like the “Democrats” or “Republicans,” ye might want to consider signin’ on with the state’s newest crew: the Massachusetts Pirate Party. That’s right, the Massachusetts Election Division has officially approved the swashbuckling party as a political designation, meaning voters can now register as a “Pirate,” Raw Story reports.

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Web 3.0 is coming: wireless mesh network in Barcelona shows how

http://guifi.net

In light of government threats of censorship, the fact that the US government has a powerful foothold in the infrastructure of the internet is a major problem. Tech-savvy freedom lovers all over the world are retaliating by creating a whole new, decentralized internet, where all of the infrastructure is owned by the individuals who contribute!

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Watch what you say or do on YouTube, you might just go to jail.

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YouTube Comedian Gets Two Months In Prison After Appearing To Sing Dirty Sex Song To Kids....He didn't sing to them, but this happened.

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GCreep: Google Engineer Stalked Teens, Spied on Chats

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"It seems part of the reason Barksdale snooped through the teens' Gmail and Gtalk accounts was to show off the power he had as a member of a group with broad access to company data."

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The Internet Becomes a License toSteal Across State Lines

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I know it's an old story, and I'm not sure if you've covered it before, but this should scare all of us. Basically, one community, with the highest standards of morality, can set the obscenity tone for the entire country, by the precedent set by this case. Prosecutors can now use the internet to reach across state lines and haul people into their court room to basically imprison them and steal their assets.

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Microsoft exec pitches Internet usage tax to pay for cybersecurity

http://thehill.com

A top Microsoft executive on Tuesday suggested a broad Internet tax to help defray the costs associated with computer security breaches and vast Internet attacks

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